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THE Department for Education’s chief scientific adviser admitted he has not assessed whether guidance on reopening schools is effective, adding the current advice is “draft” and “will be developed” reports schoolsweek.co.uk Appearing in front of the Parliamentary science and technology committee on Wednesday, Osama Rahman…

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“You miss your school and we miss you too!” THE opening words to a poem written by staff at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, to show pupils they care. The message features in a series of photographs of members of the team holding up…

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THE DEPUTY leader of the Harlow Conservatives promoted the virtues of volunteering. In an article for the website, capx.com, cllr Joel Charles said that “Building on the surge in volunteering can be a crucial part of recovery.” Cllr Charles said: ” Volunteering was already popular…

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THE NUMBER of deaths reported to NHS England by Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) has risen to 201. That is an increase of two on yesterday’s figure. According to NHS England, the following number of deaths have occurred on the following days: Total: 201 deaths On…

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Appeal for residents to make a common-sense judgement as Essex recycling centres reopen following the COVID-19 lockdown 15 recycling centres in Essex will be reopened on Monday, 18th May. ESSEX County Council is urging residents to be aware that when the recycling centres do open,…

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NEW government guidance issued today advises councils to consider letting “small and medium-sized [SME] developers” defer their Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) obligations. Section 106 and CIL are conditions built into planning permissions to ensure that a portion of profits made through development…

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New guidance published on how to make journeys safely PUBLIC urged to continue to work from home if they can and avoid public transport where possible to reduce pressure on the network Those who have to travel for work should consider changing their travel habits…

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THANKS to a strong, 30-year relationship with colleagues from Jiangsu Province in China, Essex County Council (ECC) has been able to secure 200,000 protective face masks to support critical need across the social care sector in Essex and neighbouring counties, including Norfolk, due to the…

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WHILE everyone in the country’s doing their bit, it’s our NHS staff, emergency services, and healthcare workers who are on the front line dealing with the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus. The Moneysavingexpert website is constantly updating this list of big chains that are now offering…

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WEST Essex and East Hertfordshire hospice charity, St Clare Hospice, is continuing to offer vital care and support to people with life-limiting conditions, and those nearing the end of their life, throughout the Covid-19 pandemic – both at the hospice itself, and in the community…

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TWO MEN who started a fundraising campaign after a Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) employee had his bicycle stolen have anded over a cheque for over £2,000 to hospital staff. As reported, Gary Cruse and Tony Pite started fundraising after Steve Walker discovered his bike was…

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THE UK scheme to pay wages of workers on leave because of coronavirus will be extended to October, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has aid. Mr Sunak confirmed that employees will continue to receive 80% of their monthly wages up to £2,500. But he said the government…

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THE NUMBER of deaths reported to NHS England by Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) has risen to 199. That is an increase of two on yesterday’s figure. According to NHS England, the following number of deaths have occurred on the following days: Total: 199 deaths On…

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HARLOW Town Football Club is a mobile testing site for COVID-19 this week. The site on Elizabeth Way is open for pre-booked appointments today (12 May), Wednesday 13 May and Thursday 14 May between 10.30am to 4pm each day. It’s hoped more mobile testing dates…

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LEADING eMobility retailer, Electra-Zoom, welcomes news that ‘independent sustainable transport’ will be prioritised as the current restrictions are gradually lifted warning that otherwise car travel could become the default option. Electra-Zoom’s Managing Director, Ollie Chadwick, commented saying, “The coronavirus crisis has created many difficulties, but…

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GREATER Anglia is set to change its reduced emergency timetable and increase train services, to help maintain social distancing as more people return to work, and ensure that keyworkers can continue to travel safely. From Monday 18 May, Greater Anglia will run an amended Saturday…